Ray Chen is a senior lawyer with over 20 years of experience. He obtained his Bachelor of Laws (Hons) degree from the University of London, United Kingdom in 1998 and the Certificate of Legal Practice from the Qualifying Board of Malaysia in 2000. He was admitted as Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2001.
Ray Chen started his legal career with Messrs Tan Hock Chuan & Co doing general and criminal litigation. He was involved in among others dangerous drug trafficking case, kidnapping case, land fraud case and criminal breach of trust case.
Ray Chen has provided institutional clients like TA SECURITIES HOLDINGS BERHAD (one of a leading stock broker in Malaysia) and IGC-INDUSTRIAL GALVANIZERS CORPORATION (M) SDN BHD (one of a leading hot dip galvanizers in Malaysia) with consultancy, legal opinions and appeared on their behalf before all tiers of Malaysian courts.
He has also appeared for accused in criminal trials in particular dangerous drug trafficking case.
As a senior lawyer, he was appointed by the court as a court-assigned counsel since 2011 for capital punishment cases which carry the death penalty sentence like murder case and dangerous drug trafficking case.
Ray Chen was a former member of the Disciplinary Committee of the Legal Profession Disciplinary Committee for the year of 2018 to hear and investigate the complaint against an advocate and solicitor who has been among others convicted of an offence of criminal breach of trust or any other offence involving fraud or dishonesty.
Before Ray Chen practices law, he was a commodity futures broker in particular trading in palm oil futures market providing investment advice and trading services to palm oil companies in Malaysia. His experience in commodity futures trading and business acumen is an added value to his corporate clients.
NOTABLE CASES/ TRANSACTIONS
- Acted for TA CENTRE BERHAD for recovery against their client a margin and contra losses of over RM5 million arising from share transactions;
- Acted for TA SECURITIES HOLDINGS BERHAD for recovery against their client a margin and contra losses of over RM200,000.00 arising from share transactions;
- Acted for IGC-INDUSTRIAL GALVANIZERS CORPORATION (M) SDN BHD for recovery of debts against their client of over RM350,000.00 arising from goods sold and delivered and/or services rendered;
- Acted for a company who was a licensee of “BARBIE” and “HOT WHEELS” Products, “BEN 10” Products and “DISNEY” Products in Malaysia against their managing director for wrongfully diverted and spirited away their business and breaches of fiduciary and fidelity duties;
- Acted for a sub-contractor for a claim of subcontract sum for over RM200,000.00 against the main contractor;
- Acted for a registered proprietor of a trade mark against a big corporation for an infringement of their registered trade mark;
- Successfully defended an accused charged with an offence of trafficking in dangerous drugs under section 39B(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 for 1479.2 grams of Methamphetamine at the basement car park of a hotel in Kuala Lumpur who was acquitted and discharged without his defence being called at the end of the prosecution’s case.
- Successfully defended an accused charged with an offence of trafficking in dangerous drugs under section 39B(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 for 837.9 grams of Methamphetamine at the Luggage Collection at Area International Arrival Hall, MTB, KLIA who was acquitted and discharged at the end of the defence’s case.
Presently Ray Chen is focusing on general litigation, dangerous drug trafficking case, criminal breach of trust case and money laundering case.
“Ray Chen believes that no one should be allowed to give their own verdict against anyone who is currently facing criminal charges until a final decision is given by the court. Crucial to remember that everyone is innocent until proven guilty. All over the world, one of the most sacred principles in any criminal justice system holds that a defendant is innocent until proven guilty by the court of the competent jurisdiction.”
Airsquare Sdn Bhd v Eng Keat Seng and another appeal  5 MLJ 526 (COA);
Public Prosecutor v Bonadventure Chinedu Okoro  4 MLJ 127 (COA).